rechristen

verb re·chris·ten \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkri-sᵊn \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rechristen

rechristened; rechristening; rechristens
: to christen again : change the name of
  • We pass by some hedgerows and take a bridge over Sag Pond, rechristened "Goldman Pond" by the locals.
  • —Josh Harkinson
  • Thomas Bayne was born into slavery in Norfolk under the name Nixon, but escaped to New England and rechristened himself.
  • —Gregory S. Schneider

First Known Use of rechristen

1550

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